Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Value of property forfeited falls in 2019

Civil forfeiture cases in Mississippi were up in 2019, but the average dollar value of each forfeiture was down.  There were 353 seizures in...

Bipartisanship, Prisons, Gangs, Teacher Pay and Tarnished Lawmakers

Mississippi's legislative session kicked off Jan. 7 with all the fanfare of a divine host, horns blaring and choirs singing. Beneath the pomp, however,...

Leakesville Man Pleads Guilty to Making a False Statement When Purchasing...

Gulfport, Miss. – Thomas Truitt Lott III, 33, of Leakesville, Mississippi, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Halil S. Ozerden to knowingly making...

Two Mississippi Men Sentenced for Roles in Automotive Fraud Scheme

Two Long Beach, Mississippi men were sentenced today for their roles in a long-running odometer tampering scheme, the Department of Justice announced.

Sen. Wicker, who accused Clinton of ‘criminal conduct,’ sees no impeachable...

Eric J. Shelton/Mississippi Today, Report For AmericaSen. Roger Wicker speaks to the audience during the Trump rally at BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Miss., Friday,...

Board of Cosmetology wants to make it harder to become a...

It would be harder for a nail stylist to work in Mississippi than in almost any other state in the country if the Board...

Causes, Solutions to Gun Violence in Jackson Emerge at MLK Day...

Veteran educator and Jackson native Edith Pitchford stood before a crowd inside of Mt. Helm Baptist Church in downtown Jackson on Martin Luther King...

OPINION: Ugly Mississippi Prison Conditions Need Humanitarian Reforms

Over the past year, reports about the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman painted an ugly picture. Guards recounted understaffing. Inmates told horror stories about...

SB 2115: Cap fees paid to PERS’ money managers

Senate Bill 2115, sponsored by Sen. Angela Hill, would cap fees paid to outside money managers for the state’s defined benefit pension system and...

SB 2004: Make those who challenge CON approval pay legal fees

Senate Bill 2004, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Blackwell, holds any party that contests a Certificate of Need, or CON, application liable for the legal...